A magnificent medal deserves magnificent gemstones! This double sided medal is absolutely gorgeous!! Our Lady holding Jesus on one side, and Our Lady of Fourviere on the other. Either way you wear it, it is equally beautiful
Chalcedony, jade, tourmaline, turquoise, amazonite, freshwater pearl, peridot, sea sediment jasper and aquamarine. So pretty!
Wired by hand, soldered chain. Measures 18".
Fourvière is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to whom is attributed the salvation of the city of Lyon from the bubonic plague that swept Europe in 1643. Each year in early December (December 8, day of the Immaculate Conception), Lyon thanks the Virgin for saving the city by lighting candles throughout the city, in what is called the Fête des Lumières or the Festival of Lights. The Virgin is also credited with saving the city a number of other times, such as from a Cholera epidemic in 1832, and from Prussian invasion in 1870.